First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos marked her 63rd birthday with a ribbing from her son, Ilocos Norte Rep. Sandro Marcos, on social media.
“Happy birthday, mom! We love you so much! I consider it such a privilege to have you in our lives” the lawmaker said in an Instagram post.
“You better be nice to me, or I might have to post pictures of you crying after reading Dad’s birthday card this morning,” the eldest son of the First Lady and President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. added.
Videos uploaded on social media over the weekend showed President Marcos serenading his wife, whom he described as the family’s “all-around lifesaver,” with his rendition of “Never Let Her Slip Away.”
Araneta-Marcos was born on Aug. 21, 1959 in Manila to Manuel Araneta Jr. and Milagros Cacho.
She graduated with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in 1981 and earned her Law degree in 1985, both at the Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City.
In 1989, she enrolled in post-graduate classes in Criminal Procedure at the New York University. It was in New York where she first met President Marcos, who was also studying there at the time.
They got married at the San Francesco Convent in Fiesole, Italy on April 17, 1993.
The couple have three sons – Sandro, Joseph Simon, and William Vincent.
She is a part-time faculty member teaching Criminal Law 1 at West Visayas State University in La Paz, Iloilo City starting this school year.